What is the Eastern Iowa - Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium?
Family Resources and the Child Abuse Council are bringing together a group of concerned community partners to prevent, reduce and address the effects of childhood trauma in Scott and Rock Island County.
The Eastern Iowa - Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium provides a comprehensive trauma-informed community for individuals, children and families through outreach, education, training and support.
Consortium Vision: A Community of Healthy Families
Communities, families, business, health care, education - we all win when children develop healthy physical & emotional resilience. Together in partnership, the Eastern Iowa - Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium will provide this vision for our Scott and Rock Island Counties.
Who Makes Up the Consortium?
Interested community partners who come together and who represent a broad spectrum of organizations including social services, civic leaders, health care practitioners, schools, philanthropic funders and trauma survivors.
How Can I Get Involved with the Consortium?
Anyone can join the Consortium. The Consortium will meet monthly and interested community members are invited to participate in the following ways:
- Attend meetings to find out what's happening
- Receive the meeting minutes and Consortium news via e-mail
- Join a project team you're interested in
- Visit the Family Resource TIC page to stay connected
Learn about how you can change the moment-and the future!
A special "thank you" to Mike Mickle, Family Focus Magazine and Mickle Communications for donating resources to complete the video. Thank you to Connection Matter for your support.
Volunteer professionals from the 2015 Integrity Integrated Leadership class helped create a short video that depicts childhood trauma and how everyone in the community can help reduce childhood stress through caring. A special "thank you" to Mike Mickle, Family Focus Magazine and Mickle Communications, for donating resources to complete the video.
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How do I get help?
Learn More About TIC
- ACEs Too High
- Iowa ACEs 360
- Midwest Trauma
- Center For Disease Control ACE Study
- Resiliency Trumps ACEs
- Interview with Dr. Robert Anda
- Interview with Dr. Robert Macy
- Interview with Frank Grijalva
- Interview with Laura Porter
- Iowa ACEs Connection Network
- Trauma Informed Schools Training Guide
Community Education Information
Consortium Community Dashboard
Quad City Family Focus Magazine put together this story that ran on WQAD. Watch to find out more about the work being done.
Trauma Informed Care Consortium
What is your Ace Score?
THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMAS
Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, are serious traumas that occur during childhood. What we know from research is that children, who face traumas such as abuse, neglect, or witnessing domestic violence, are much more likely to develop social, emotional and behavioral challenges. Research also tells us that traumas often follow children well into their adult lives. Adults who have experienced childhood trauma are more likely to develop difficulties with substance abuse, mental health, divorce, holding down a job, parenting, domestic violence and incarceration. Childhood trauma survivors also develop serious health issues such as: heart disease, chronic lung diseases, diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
Childhood Trauma can include:
- Loss of a parent to divorce, abandonment or death
- Household substance abuse
- Caregiver treated violently
- Household mental illness
- Emotional neglect
- Incarceration of a parent or caregiver
- Physical neglect
- Emotional abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Physical abuse
Trauma can also include many other circumstances such as witnessing an accident or crime, bullying, being homeless, discrimination, natural disasters and war... Trauma is experienced individually and we there are many things individuals, friends and families can do to help.
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NOW THAT YOU KNOW YOUR ACE SCORE
EXPERIENCING AN ACE DOESN'T DEFINE US OR PREDICT OUR FUTURE!
Experiencing ACEs is not uncommon. In fact, 55% of adults report experiencing at least 1 ACE, and 1 in 5 adults report experiencing 4 or more. Experiencing an ACE doesn't define us or predict our future, but it does provide us with new insight and understanding into some of the causes of child and adult social, emotional and health related issues. With new understanding; comes a new opportunity for healing and growth.
By changing the question from "What's wrong with you?" to "What's happened to you?" we begin to understand our challenges, and find new ways to improve our lives and our children's lives.
There are many are many resources available to learn more about ACEs:
- Talk to a Counselor if you have experienced an ACE: Trauma Informed Care Consortium or SafePath Survivor Resources
- Talk to a Counselor if your child has experienced an ACE: Trauma Informed Care Consortium or SafePath Survivor Resources or Child Abuse Council
- Learn about Family Developmental Resiliency tips and skills: Parent Further
- Learn how I can help and what my community is doing to prevent ACEs: Trauma Informed Care Consortium